Aretha Franklin: Following in Prince’s Footsteps to Pay Millions in Death Taxes

Aretha Franklin: Following in Prince’s Footsteps to Pay Millions in Death Taxes

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Ethan R. Okura

A little over two years ago I wrote about Prince, the music recording legend, and how he passed away without a will. I detailed some of the problems that his estate would face—and is still facing to this day—on account of not adequately preparing. As of April, 2018, Prince’s six heirs had not received one red cent, while the bank acting as executor of the estate and its team of lawyers read more

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: NEW DEATH WITH DIGNITY LAW PASSED

Legislative Update: New Death With Dignity Law Passed

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Ethan R. Okura

Recently, the Hawaii State Legislature passed a bill that gives terminally ill patients an option to take prescription medication that will cause them to pass away peacefully in their sleep. This was known as House Bill 2739, the Our Choice, Our Care Act, which was signed into law by Governor Ige on April 5th, 2018.

This is still a controversial topic in many states as, historically, suicide was illegal under English Common read more

Ethan Okura Named Top 40 Under 40 by Pacific Business News

Ethan Okura, president of Okura & Associates, was recently listed by Pacific Business News as one of Hawaii’s top 40 professionals under the age of 40.